The folks over at Lensball are selling a physical photography accessory that will presumably appeal to the Instagram generation. The eponymous product is simply a sphere made out of scratch-resistant K9 crystal, in two sizes: 60mm ($25) and 80mm ($35).
The lensball will of course flip the image upside down, though in the following photo it appears they’ve inexplicably doctored it.
Now for the yea or nay part: Do you think this object will have any staying power, or will people grow bored of the novelty? And while the spheres don’t weigh that much—the 60mm is 250 grams/0.55 pounds, the 80mm is 650 grams/1.43 pounds—do you reckon folks will actually be willing to tote these around? Scratch-resistant or no, they’ll surely require some type of protective, perhaps even hard-sided, case.